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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Apr 27, 2012 6:30pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Grateful Dead online game (Epic Tour)

How so? I'm curious. I don't play computer or video games and probably couldn't even find it, and if I did, I'd definitely be stuck at Level One or whatever people do when they play games. What the heck would you do in a GD game, anyway? Earn points by zapping the drunk frat boys? Instead of your character "dying," you end up at Boreal Ridge?

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Poster: Jobygoob Date: Apr 28, 2012 12:35am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Grateful Dead online game (Epic Tour)

So far, for me, you play as a customizable Dancing Bear that uses a slingshot to shoot nuggets. There's portals that take you to different areas where you collect nuggets. If you get hit by stuff you lose your nugs but you also lose them if you shoot so I'm not sure if violence is the best option. So far the only abilities I've discovered are moving, jumping, and shooting and all progress is blocked by invisible walls so I can't seem to progress at all. Odd that it would release with seemingly no documentstion or instruction but it could be cool if done right I think. There was a good Alligator playing in the background of the first level.

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Poster: TOOTMO Date: May 1, 2012 2:33pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Grateful Dead online game (Epic Tour)

"...you play as a customizable Dancing Bear that uses a slingshot to shoot nuggets."

I'm out!!! Good God, could you imagine if my son walked in and caught me?! Or, secretly taped me and posted it on YouTube? I think I'd rather they associate the GoGD with burned-out hippies than a "customizable Dancing Bear".

Just sayin'
Judge TOOTMO

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Apr 28, 2012 12:57am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Grateful Dead online game (Epic Tour)

Nuggets? You shoot them AND collect them? I must be missing something. Why not collect Phil bombs? Miracle tickets? Tapes? Burritos, and shoot them if they're bad? All the things in China Cat? (“OK, got a lace bandanna and a crazy quilt stargown … still looking for a queen Chinee …”)

And why slingshots? Was there some sort of slingshot fad I missed? Why not carry ... I dunno ... a box of Donna screams? Frisbees? Hacky sacks? Tie-dyed paintball blasters? Yellow dogs? Dan Healy distort-o-meters? Actually, I still vote for Phil bombs. Very multi-purpose.(Collect 'em all, and then use 'em to destroy the walls to another dimension! But use them at the wrong time, and ... ummm ... you get hit with a Heineken bottle? No, he shouts at you. "That's it, that's enough for you buddy," or whatever that is. And you only escape the Phil Shout Trap if you know the show I'm thinking of. Which I can't recall, so I'm still trapped.)

Well, I hope the art is cool. But really … dancing bears with slingshots ... that sounds like they confused it with Disney and the Lost Boys in Peter Pan.

http://images.zap2it.com/images/movie-29129/return-to-never-land-8.jpg

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Poster: Skobud Date: Apr 28, 2012 4:30pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Grateful Dead online game (Epic Tour)

I ve been holding my toungue but really wanting to respond to this thread -

This game is ridiculous, trust me. Im sure I wont be selcted for anything at this point so I dont care. The poster contest was for this game and I have to say, Im a little jaded. The game blows - you all are correct. It comes down to one thing. The fucking dancing bears. The corny whatever the fuck cartooney bullshit is completely over the top.

Ok, fine I've said it. Ive been staring at that dooshbaggy website for weeks looking at all of the entries for the poster contest including my own. Totally missing it completely. A game for heads created by people that think they know heads or are not heads at all. Just sayin' the cornyness is almost insulting at some point.



(stepping off soapbox)
Thanks

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Poster: zeroenvy Date: Apr 29, 2012 5:00am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Grateful Dead online game (Epic Tour)

I completely agree..

This is just my opinion of course. When we voted on the top shows they made it out to sound like this game would be about reliving those classic shows. I assumed the point of designing a bear would be so that we could all stand near each other and interact with one another at these shows or something. They said there was going to be a shakedown street with interactive areas and everything. there is no multiplayer interaction at all.

The "bonus video" that others mentioned above is a music never stopped from a handheld camera (i think). I mean if the dead are apart of this couldnt they put some pro shot footage?

Like i said on the game's facebook page. I can't believe they had memberships available and some people probably bought them. they were like $25, $50, $75, $100. I'm sure none of them expected a game this poorly done. I'm not the type of person who judges them too much. That was not a good move. it feels like they totally took advantage of people.

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Poster: Skobud Date: Apr 29, 2012 6:15am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Grateful Dead online game (Epic Tour)

Exactly. The money they are asking is going to kill any chance it may have had. Its so far off the mark its crazy. This is going to be one huge flop. Warner is obviously backing this one, and they are gonna take a bath. I wish it was better. I would play it. I think trying to turn the so-called "deadhead" experience into a PG rated online game is an impossible task.

From my experience, being on tour was about the hustle. This for that, tickets and campgrounds and hotel rooms. I have no idea how to turn that into a game without being honest about it.

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Apr 28, 2012 8:59pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Grateful Dead online game (Epic Tour)

http://www.gratefuldeadgame.com/

I got this far:

>Shed the skin suit, Friend, and get comfortable in your own fur. Most goodies are gratis, but the kyndest will cost ya a few Stealies.

Seems you have to register to get your bear to play. I somehow balk at the thought of registering at a corporate-owned site that calls me "Friend" and uses spellings like "kyndest" and "ya."

Still, I clicked "log-in" ... and it said, "Welcome home, friend." (What is this? The Rainbow Gathering?) Down below, we get: "Spaced your password? It happens."

Uh, does anyone else feel condescended to? Maybe I'll get around to it out of curiosity, and maybe that will change my mind, but so far, to paraphrase "Constant Reader" (Dorothy Parker) in the '20s and her review of House at Pooh Corner: Tonstant Wistener fwowed up. Kyndly.

The art in the poster contest was nice, though :-)

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Poster: Jobygoob Date: Apr 29, 2012 3:55pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Grateful Dead online game (Epic Tour)

I'm going to adopt a wait and see attitude. My experience was fine, free, and an entertaining hour or two in the middle of the night when there was not much better to do. It was fun accessing the hidden content even if it was just a video available on U-tube, and the art is lovely. I think this first level is like a taste of what's coming, and if they enable some of the social aspects of the game it could be fun stopping strangers just to shake their hands or shoot seeds at them. For a free product it's hard to get upset with them.

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Poster: unclejohn52 Date: Apr 29, 2012 4:32pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Grateful Dead online game (Epic Tour)

Have always HATED the dancing bears. Agree, totally insulting.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Apr 28, 2012 1:38pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Grateful Dead online game (Epic Tour)

Obviously, AHEM, I would ONLY play if you use a bolt shooting cross bow. I'd be okay with a traditional long bow, but I mean really, isn't it obvious?

Agree completely on the mixup here, re: Disney, and also think there are some serious "era disconnects". EG, "we" should be able to "dose" other players, resulting in erratic play, and we should defn be able scream (click?) "ALTAMONT!", which results in a complete bailout/reboot if something really bad is about to happen. Finally, there should be various drug/alcohol related traps that result in your character's life span lasting only 27 yrs, or 53 if you're lucky. Finally, if you get the "keyboard player" card, you die within 5 yrs, or take up Scientology...which is worse.

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Poster: Teedawg Date: Apr 29, 2012 2:42pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Grateful Dead online game (Epic Tour)

William Tell that is some of the funniest shit I have read on this site

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Poster: William Tell Date: Apr 29, 2012 3:14pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Grateful Dead online game (Epic Tour)

Thanks, TD...I figured it would work for those that know the early era, and the "problem" with kybd players.

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Poster: Jobygoob Date: Apr 28, 2012 3:44pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Grateful Dead online game (Epic Tour)

After closer inspection it turns out they are actually "seeds" not nuggets, which I'd be more likely to shoot at my enemies. My guess is the kind of things you describe might be later available for paid subscribers.